Kangaroo Island
          
   
Visitor Information
  Centre -  Ph:(08) 8553 1185. Website: www.tourkangarooisland.com.au



The Kangaroo Island, 16kms off the coastline of South Australia, Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest Island.
Covering an area of 4,500 square kilometres it is 8 times larger than Singapore.

Surrounded by unspoilt beaches and portected by National Parks, it is one of Australi's best nature based destinations.

Kingscote, the main town on the island, was the first whitw settlement in SA.
Before entering Flinders Chase National Park "munch on a bush style lunch", and visit some koalas.
In the "Chase" take your camera down to Admiral's Arch and capture the New Zealand Fur Seals at play.
Marvel at the magnitude of Remarkable Rocks - sculptured by nature over aeons.

* Kangaroo island's geographical isolation from the mainland has been a boon to its native wildlife: it is free from dingoes, rabbits and foxes. Because of this, a number of threatened native Australian animals, such as the koala and paltypuy.


Climate:
Kangaroo Island has a mid climate with summers not quite as hot and winters a little warmer than the mainland. Comfortable clothing including a wind proof jacket (for cool ocean breezes), sturdy walking shoes and a hat are recommended.
Average temperatures in January.
23.5 maximum, 9.2 minimum.

   
 
                      


Flinders ChaseNational Park
See the famed Remarkable Rocks huge granite hulks sculpte
by the elements into weird shapes.

 

National  Park  &  Wildlife Service  
Ph:(08) 8553 2381.

 
Penneshaw has a large fairy penguin colony and the little birds can be seen waddling through the streets after dark.
© Photos: Michelle Abley & Peter Clayton. (Coober Pedy).
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Air - Kendell Airlines - 13 1300
 
 

Ferry
Departing from Cape Jervis, Kangaroo Island Sealink - Ph:13 1301.

     

Bus - Car & Motorcycle - Car Rental
Bicycle
- Ph:(08)8553 0169

 
  
accommodation
website: www.yha.com.au



Camping permits are available for designated areas within National Parks, as weli as Local Government camping areas.